Team Sky confirm Tour de France line-up

Sir Dave Brailsford appeared on Sky Sports News to confirm the eight riders who will join Chris Froome at the 2016 Tour de France

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Chris Froome will be backed by a strong squad in the Tour de France as he aims to defend the title he won in 2015.

The eight riders who have been selected by Team Sky have all earned their place in the squad through strong results this season and at last year's Tour.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.